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Old March 30, 2010, 11:12 AM
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Default XFX Gunning For Performance Crown with HD 5970 4GB Black Edition

On yesterday's bombshell that XFX was pulling out of the high end NVIDIA GPU race, leaked mock ups of a redesigned XFX HD 5970 4GB Black Edition have surfaced. The new beast has adapted the stock cooler to take some unique design ques from a sub-machine gun as shown in the CGI drawing. The reports also indicate that the card will be released in a ... [ Read full article ]
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Old March 30, 2010, 11:23 AM
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lol..... nice packaging
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Old March 30, 2010, 11:33 AM
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XFX always have some of the nicest box out. I remember the first time a X shapped box came out ahahah now they are gun shapped:P
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Old March 30, 2010, 11:35 AM
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Man that's going to be a powerful and long card. Also spelling mistake alert, its bolded

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The HD 5970 Black Edition is said to be dual AMD Cypress GPUs complete with 3200 stream processors and 4 GB of GDDR5 memory across two 256-bit memory interfaces, core and memory speeds matching that of the 5870. The card will be released in a limited run and expexted street price is around $1000.
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Daaang. I gotta hand it to XFX's marketing department, this is sure to catch attention. I'll be bracing for backlash from "omg baw think of the children" types.
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"One thing’s for sure, you wouldn’t want to be the truck driver transporting these across a border checkpoint."

Strongly Agree.
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“GTX480 and GTX470 are upon us, but perhaps the time has come to Ferm up who really has the big Guns.”
That's a pretty bold quote that pretty much hammers home there will be no dealings with the new nVidia lineup at all.


On the card itself: I'm excited to see benchmarks for this bad boy... but the case is a bit too 'teenager targeted' for me.
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On the card itself: I'm excited to see benchmarks for this bad boy... but the case is a bit too 'teenager targeted' for me.
Actually, im thinking 2gb/gpu with this new 5970 and the new 5870s will greatly help gaming at higher resolutions
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Im thinking... (JIZZ IN MY PANTS)... Done.
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